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EliseT

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New Orleans Roadfood Catering? Thu, 07/3/03 8:32 PM (permalink)
Alright, I am definitely getting married in New Orleans. Now comes the crazy part. I may have found a cozy hotel in the French Quarter to host the wedding, but I don't want fancy bland food. Do any Roadfood quality places cater? Any other advice from you locals would be a big help too.
 
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    mayor al

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    RE: New Orleans Roadfood Catering? Thu, 07/3/03 9:48 PM (permalink)
    Sheesch, Now I will have to pack my white "Elvis" Suit...
     
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      EliseT

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      RE: New Orleans Roadfood Catering? Thu, 07/3/03 10:13 PM (permalink)
      Well, considering I'll be in a wedding dress, my brothers will be in kilts, and Bob's mom is a Buddhist monk, I think you will fit right in at our second line parade.
       
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        VibrationGuy

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        RE: New Orleans Roadfood Catering? Fri, 07/4/03 2:46 PM (permalink)
        Hmmmn, if I recommend someone, can I show up in my kilt? I promise to behave with at least a little decorum, and I'm great with wedding presents....just ask the people who found themselves on the receiving end of a half a hog.

        Anyway, as for catering suggesttions, I'd have to wonder if Dunbar's (on Freret) would do it. She makes what may be the best fried chicken and sides in NO, and something in the back of my head says she does catering. Call and talk to Tina (Celestine).

        Eric, Going From Memory, Faded Memory, Blending In To Dull Tableaux.
         
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          EliseT

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          RE: New Orleans Roadfood Catering? Sun, 07/6/03 9:58 PM (permalink)
          Yeah, we ate at Dunbar's last time we went to NO. Great chicken. I'm hoping to do this so cheaply and informally that I will be able to say sure, come on down! Do you live in NO? We'll all be wearing dress Thompson, how about you?
           
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            VibrationGuy

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            RE: New Orleans Roadfood Catering? Sun, 07/6/03 11:02 PM (permalink)
            How creepy; my last name is Thompson....

            And yet I'd be wearing my Carhartt-like brown cotton duck Utilikilt. Do you think I'm nutty enough to wear *wool* in NO?

            Eric, Who Notes That Utilikilts are available at www.utilikilts.com (I wear the Workman)

             
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              EliseT

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              RE: New Orleans Roadfood Catering? Mon, 07/7/03 1:31 AM (permalink)
              What's even creepier is that I know some of those guys in those pictures! The guy with wild grey hair riding the kooky skateboard thing is the Canadian master of the pennywhistle.

              I hope it won't be too hot there in March-April for kilts at night.

              I found Dunbar's catering menu on the web. Looks super reasonable. I'll have to check it out when I go there in Oct on a scouting expedition.
               
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                EliseT

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                RE: New Orleans Roadfood Catering? Thu, 07/10/03 1:24 AM (permalink)
                Well, it seems in order to have the second line parade we have our hearts set on, we are going to have to have the reception in the French Quarter, on or near Bourbon. I want a place where we can rent an upstairs room with a balcony. Our short list is: Felix's, Seaport, Alex Patouts...then a little more South: the Gumbo Shop and Coop's. Any feedback on these places???
                 
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                  Hillbilly

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                  RE: New Orleans Roadfood Catering? Thu, 07/10/03 8:41 AM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by EliseT

                  Well, it seems in order to have the second line parade we have our hearts set on, we are going to have to have the reception in the French Quarter, on or near Bourbon. I want a place where we can rent an upstairs room with a balcony. Our short list is: Felix's, Seaport, Alex Patouts...then a little more South: the Gumbo Shop and Coop's. Any feedback on these places???

                  My first choice would be the Gumbo Shop. My last would be Alex Patouts.
                   
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                    Mayhaw Man

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                    RE: New Orleans Roadfood Catering? Thu, 07/10/03 8:49 AM (permalink)
                    Another good place to try is Mike Andersons Seafood. They cater (good food) and they have a great upstairs and a balcony. We used to rent it the last Saturday during Carnival and the price with food and drink was great. Nice people and easy to deal with. Good Luck
                     
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                      kland01s

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                      RE: New Orleans Roadfood Catering? Thu, 07/10/03 10:21 AM (permalink)
                      I'll second the Gumbo Shop....mmmmmmmm. They do mail order as well, I just might have to treat myself to that! Your wedding sounds like its going to be memorable EliseT!
                       
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                        EliseT

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                        RE: New Orleans Roadfood Catering? Fri, 07/11/03 12:12 AM (permalink)
                        Mike Andeson's looks great, though maybe a little more expensive than our budget allows. We'll check it out. Thanks!
                         
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                          mayor al

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                          RE: New Orleans Roadfood Catering? Fri, 07/11/03 4:34 AM (permalink)
                          Elise,
                          You know it's a shame that you aren't being married in Vegas. Jan and I were, in 1995, and really enjoyed using the chapel on Las Vegas Blvd that has the 'drive-up' window. What better AND more appropriate place for a roadtripper to be married than in a caravan of friends all passing thru the 'drive-up'!!
                          BTW We used one of the interior chapels and not the drive-up!
                           
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                            Mayhaw Man

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                            RE: New Orleans Roadfood Catering? Sat, 07/12/03 12:46 AM (permalink)
                            You know, even though it is a carry over from another topic, a bannana moon pie wedding cake would be a sublime and wonderful treat. I know a couple of bakers in town who would live to take a crack at it.

                            Actually, the reason I posted is to tell you that the Praline Connection caters as well. They should be pretty well in what your price range sounds like. Great food too!

                             
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                              EliseT

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                              RE: New Orleans Roadfood Catering? Sat, 07/12/03 1:51 AM (permalink)
                              I need a bakery! We were thinking of a Bananas Foster inspired cake...not far off from banana moonpie!
                               
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                                Bushie

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                                RE: New Orleans Roadfood Catering? Sat, 07/12/03 11:36 PM (permalink)
                                "Well I can see her now drinkin' with the boys,
                                breakin' their hearts like they were toys...

                                (we) knew the bride when she used to rock n' roll.."

                                -Nick Lowe
                                 
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                                  EliseT

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                                  RE: New Orleans Roadfood Catering? Sun, 07/13/03 3:33 AM (permalink)
                                  Oh, I still rock n roll! Why do you think he's marrying me ( well, besides my cookin')?
                                   
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                                    EliseT

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                                    RE: New Orleans Roadfood Catering? Sun, 07/13/03 3:38 AM (permalink)
                                    I'm sure you've been just waiting for this joke, but I was too distracted by the unikilt. Now I just can't pass up such a beautifully set up straight line. OK, here goes...ready...

                                    quote:
                                    Originally posted by VibrationGuy

                                    Hmmmn, if I recommend someone, can I show up in my kilt? I promise to behave with at least a little decorum, and I'm great with wedding presents....just ask the people who found themselves on the receiving end of a half a hog.



                                    Well, if you're not going to go whole hog don't bother!

                                    Whew, OK I feel better now.
                                     
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                                      Mayhaw Man

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                                      RE: New Orleans Roadfood Catering? Mon, 07/14/03 10:42 AM (permalink)
                                      Elise,

                                      Do a search on Zoe's Bakery in Covington LA. THey will deliver (I know I've done it). The guy was the pastry chef at Windsor Court for years and married a woman on the NOrthsohore and moved over here and opened up a bakery. Specialty cakes are kind of his deal. Search on Zoe's in Covington Louisiana and you will get a bunch of review type hits. His name is Shane Gorringer. Unbelievably good pastry and wedding cakes are his specialty. He makes them for weddings all over the South.
                                       
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                                        VibrationGuy

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                                        RE: New Orleans Roadfood Catering? Mon, 07/14/03 1:49 PM (permalink)
                                        Elise, you never disappoint me. I would however note that since eternity is frequently defined as two people and a ham, there would be no need to give a newlywed couple a whole hog.

                                        Eric
                                         
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                                          M&M

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                                          RE: New Orleans Roadfood Catering? Mon, 07/14/03 2:03 PM (permalink)
                                          For a wedding cake try a chocolate doberge from Gambino's.
                                           
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                                            EliseT

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                                            RE: New Orleans Roadfood Catering? Tue, 07/15/03 12:36 AM (permalink)
                                            quote:
                                            Originally posted by VibrationGuy

                                            Elise, you never disappoint me. I would however note that since eternity is frequently defined as two people and a ham, there would be no need to give a newlywed couple a whole hog.

                                            Eric


                                            Oh, you don't have to explain eternity to me. I was married before.
                                             
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                                              VibrationGuy

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                                              RE: New Orleans Roadfood Catering? Tue, 07/15/03 1:22 AM (permalink)
                                              My beloved and I have been together for three years; I always say it feels more like 5 minutes....underwater.

                                              Eric
                                               
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                                                EliseT

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                                                RE: New Orleans Roadfood Catering? Tue, 07/15/03 2:44 AM (permalink)
                                                Does it count as dog years if they scratch in public?
                                                 
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